Adolescence

ISBN-10: 0131750615

ISBN-13: 9780131750616

Edition: 2008

Authors: Robert S. Feldman

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"Courses in adolescence or adolescent development." Designed to capture the physical, cognitive, social, and personality development as individuals move from childhood into adulthood, Adolescence 1e provides an accurate, broad, and comprehensive introduction to the field of adolescent development. More importantly, however, "it places these theories and research findings in the context of how they can be applied to readers' lives. "The book is intended to excite readers about the field of adolescence, draw them into its way of looking at the world, and to shape their understanding of the significant developmental issues that characterize this period. By presenting the useful, practical information that will help readers make life decisions about relationships, education, and careers--the very stuff of adolescence--the book is intended to keep enthusiasm about the discipline alive long after students' formal introduction to the field has ended. This book captures the physical, cognitive, social, and personal development of individuals from childhood through adulthood while continuously placing theory and research in the context of how they can be applied to readers' lives.
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Book details

List price: $222.40
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 11/29/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.014
Language: English

Brief Table of Contents
Introduction
Introduction to Adolescence
Key Developmental Transitions
Physical Development
Cognitive Development
Social Development: Adolescent Roles, Personality and Morality
Self and Identity
Relationships
Adolescents and Their Families
Peers
Intimacy
Adolescent Sexuality
Society
Schooling, Education, and Society
Work and Leisure
Culture and Diversity
Challenges of Adolescence
Adolescent Problems
Stress, Coping, and Well-Being
Introduction to Adolescence
Prologue: Adolescent Quartet Looking Ahead Defining Adolescence: The Scope of the Field
Topical areas of adolescence
The link between age and topics Adolescent Diversity
How Culture, Ethnicity, and Race Influence Adolescent Development
Adolescents today
Review and Apply The Study of Adolescence: Past, Present, and Future
The roots of the study of adolescence
Adolescent science emerges in the 20th century
The scientific method and the study of adolescence
Measuring change during adolescence Today's perspectives on adolescence Becoming an Informed Consumer of Adolescent Science Evaluating the Truths and Myths of Adolescence
Review and Apply Key Questions: Major Themes of the Study of Adolescence
What are the key transitions and tasks of adolescence?
Transitions From Adolescence to Emerging Adulthood What are the effects of cohort membership on adolescents?
How does developmental change occur during adolescence?
What is the relative influence of nature and nurture on development?
How can sound social policy be developed that can improve the lives of adolescents? Career Choices
Public Policy Specialist The future of adolescence Review and Apply Looking Back Epilogue
Physical Development Prologue: The Cruelest Cut Looking Ahead</
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